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.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi under attack. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has breaking news now. she is live in washington. reporter: these two documents appear to be the most significant up-to-date. he takes the real-time information on the attacks and is suspected of being responsible inside the white house situation room. this focused national security adviser, the director of national intelligence from the nations most senior intelligence official, and john brennan directly into the loop, as they would be cleared on this. the key player on this was david betray us. one e-mail sounds the alarm that austria was claiming responsibility for the attack. it says they have called for an attack on the embassy tripling -- tripoli. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence. it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continues for some time to be. quartermaster is the issue. the headers on his e-mail that claims of responsibility show that went to secretary of state hillary clinton's special assistant from as low as the number two a
that catherine herridge had about the new information -- but it was basically very cautionary. well, we don't know. we are checking it all out. all that language was used. megyn: there are e-mails about all sorts of information. this was a social permission site. >> three days later after one of those reasons, it is self-evident that it is terrorism. okay, so who pushed the video in the first place? where have all the other officials been sent from? the campaign gets all muddled into it. the difference on the talking points that went to congress and the ones that were originally drafted, the information they catherine herridge just reported that it was given a brushback page by the white house -- [talking over each other] >> it adds one more questions about the narrative that they are trying to protect president obama from having to say that there was a major failure of intelligence in order to prevent. if the obama administration had disrupted and prevented an attack that was a plot to kill our ambassador, do you think for one second we would not have read about that in "the new york times
you read that? >> bob: jurisprudence -- >> dana: this is not just from catherine herridge who has broken a lot of this. cbs, reuters, "new york times." >> kimberly: main stream media even. liberal media. >> bob: can you take it to court and get conviction? >> kimberly: you're saying don't thereon what they say? disbelieve them because it's convenience of truth to get obama re-elected? >> bob: there is a lot of explaining to be done but there needs to be evidence. the idea to take dick cheney as an expert in to this who had the biggest coverup in iraq. >> dana: what is a better idea is let's take bob beckel's word for it. >> bob: i'm not asking you to take my word. >> dana: you attack the former vice president when he's saying what everybody else has been saying. >> kimberly: he's well respected nationally. they knew not to do anything on the watch of bush-cheney. now they think we're bunch of children saying please don't attack us. it's a joke. >> dana: a week from today the first hearing was going to be held in congress. intel committee could hear more and i think the secretary o
to be islamist extremists as well. is the u.s. insisting with the transfer in any way. catherine herridge tells us how syria may if it in with the assault on the american mission in benghazi. >> the mysterious ship may be linked to the 9/11 terror attack in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. using the ship records, fox news confirmed the victory received on september 6. this is five days before ambassador stevens and sean smith and former seal tyrone woods and glen doherty killed in an extended terrorist assault by 125 members of the militia. on the night of the attack in benghazi, ambassador stevens just finished dinner with a turkish diplomat. according to that initial september 14 report by the times of london, 400-tons of cargo was on board. some humanitarians but also the largest consignment of weapons headed for syrian rebels on the front line. >> this is a ship by the name of victory carrying weapons that are found in libya. >> he is a middle east and terrorism expert for fox news. >> the ship came that way, all the way up to extend it in turkey. s. >> now the information available there we
news was the first to break this with catherine herridge and bret baier, the reporting they did was pivotal and integral because it forced the hand of the mainstream media to cover this important news story. >> bob: this is award-winning stuff? >> eric: it will be pulitzer prize winning stuff for catherine herridge. gregg i hope i get one. >> kimberly: you won't. >> greg: just for being me. >> dana: for banned words? >> greg: twisted metaphors. for example, when -- this is how the media operates. when wower a teenager you'd pick up a girl on a date and park your car so the dent side wasn't facing her home. so when she came out, she saw a perfectly good nice of the car and didn't see all the dents on the other side. that is a media strategy with obama. they have been steering their hero so nobody sees the horrible, horrible dent in his administration, libya. >> bob: they still have to get in car with you. >> greg: true. >> kimberly: excellent. >> dana: i think if the obama administration and the intel community disrupted this attack and prevented it from happening, then this woul
. as catherine herridge reported yesterday, mortars indicate terrorists, because it is sophisticated. another very important development here. keep it here on "special report." more on this developing story when we return. >> bret: one of the charges you'll hear a lot in the final days of the campaign is romney moved to the center to attract undecided and independent voters. chief national correspondent jim angle looks at whether that's true. >> one of the most remarkable things for many in the last debate is how much romney seemed to agree with the president. >> i believe the president indicated and said at the time i supported his action there. i don't blame the administration, that was something i concurred with. >> governor romney, i'm glad that you agree. >> similar records argued some, democrats to argue romney moved to the middle as the election neared. >> what happened to win a republican primary you have to go way off to the right to thread the needle on the right side. if he went way off to the right, what he has done in the last debates is move toward the center. >> he wants to con
to "the five." fox's catherine herridge reporting today on september 13, two days after the libya attack, lawmakers on capitol hill were told during a briefing with the f.b.i. and the national counterterrorism center that it was either al-qaeda or al-qaeda affiliated. at the briefing, there was no mention of the attack being spon stainous or anything to do with an anti-islamic video. she is saying this apparently conflicts with the briefing that the c.i.a. director gave a day later around characterized it as a flash mob. friday, we reported that requests for help in benghazi were denied. president obama was scud about it over the weekend -- was asked about it over the weekend. >> were americans under attack on the consulate in benghazi, libbia, denied a requested help during the attack? is it fair to tell americans what happens is under investigation and we'll find out after the election? >> well, the election has nothing to do with four brave americans getting killed and us wanting to find out what happened. these are folks who served under me i had sent to dangerous places. nobody want
in the attack, shep. >> shepard: catherine herridge in washington tonight. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> shepard: fire in the streets and webb one rioter shot dead in the nation that launched the arab spring and it tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. >> to your knowledge violence broke out in the capital city after police arrested a member of a hard line member sect. religious and secular factions have battled for control of local government since a moderate islam party won the election last year did you worky police used armored trucks and water canons to fight off protesters in a prison. some inmates in that prison are in a hunger strike demanding more rights for kurdish minority group. protesters reportedly threw stones and fire bombs at the cops. peru, narcotics officers incinerated more than 10 tons of cocaine in the capital city of lima and they say that's only about a quarter of the illegal drugs they have burned so far this year. u.s. and united nation's officials say peru is now likely the world's biggest source of cocaine. china. a young man in a southern city is
the deadly attack killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. catherine herridge has this from washington tonight. >> the consulate in benghazi held an emergency meeting less than a month before that attack. 10 islamist militias benghazi security spinning out of control. cable reviewed by fox news. it reads in part: the state department's regional security officer expressed concerns with the ability to defend post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support and the overall size of the compound. well, the administration's public statements have suggested that the attack came without warning, a summary of the emergency meeting was sent directly to secretary of state clinton's office. tonight a spokesman declined to comment bending outcome of the internal state department investigation. >> al qaeda in benghazi itself could only mean that all americans were in jeopardy. and, therefore, the notion that this attack had anything to do with the famous mohammed video, i think, falls further into disrepute. >>
chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live with the very latest in washington. catherine? >> reporter: megyn, thank you. two military sources tell fox news that a a the attack may hae been preemptive and specifically the growing cia presence at the annexment al-qaeda is capitalizing on the proliferate proliferate -- this attack on the consulate june 6th with an ied planted in the perimeter wall is described to fox as a probing attack to measure the u.s. response. there was nothing significant in response that attack. that incident coupled with attacks on the international red cross and this rpg attack on the british ambassador also in june, also in benghazi suggesting a pattern to drive western influence from that city. part of the broader effort by the al-qaeda affiliate to establish an islamic state in eastern libya. what do you think al-qaeda looks like today, especially in north africasome. >> it's much stronger, it's spreading out. it's sort of running across the map of northern africa, what they call the maghreb, the northern countries and libya. there ar
earlier requests for more security staffing. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more on all this. the catherine. >> reporter: good morning. on libya the vice president blamed the intelligence community for bad assessments that informed the administration public and controversyal statements about the attack and suggested the white house was unaware for more requests on the ground in libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security again. by the way, at the time we were told exactly, we said exactly what the intelligence community towed us. that they knew. that was the assessment. and as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view. that's why i said we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: but during the four hour hearing wednesday before the house government oversight committee witnesses from the state department, diplomatic security division and the military team leader on the ground said there were repeated requests for assistance, a witness recoun
are just trying to score some cheap political points. catherine herridge with us live from d.c. tonight. catherine, you spoke to the republic chairman on the house republic committee how did he react. >> just a short time ago congressman mike rogers suggesting the obama administration politicized the intelligence in the immediate aftermath in the attack on the consulate in libya. spontaneous and not premeditated terrorism. >> i argue the administration made some serious mistakes when they highlighted the video, escalated its credibility to the presidential level and then took it on tv in pakistan with u.s. taxpayer dollars. >> rogers who told fox one day after the attack that it was indeed terrorism saying tonight that this statement from the director of national intelligence friday the nation's top intelligence official appeared to be an effort to object secure the facts. >> part of the problem is this circling of the wagons that is really concerning about. this again, americans need to understand the truth. and the facts are what the facts are. and the intelligence is what the intelli
for justice. catherine herridge with the news. she is live at guantanamo bay. catherine? >> shep, this is the first time that we have heard anything of substance from khalid sheikh mohammed since 2009. i was just 30 feet away when he said, quote: i don't think there is any justice in this court. one key issue was decided today and that's whether the five 9/11 suspects can waive their right to be in court which simply means they could skip this week's hearing all together. the prosecution said it's their choice. the defense says it's more evidence that appearances, not justice are all the government cares about in this case. >> what you saw today was exactly that. it was the prosecution fighting very hard to make sure that the defendants were required to come to court against their own will so that the process can seem to be fair. >> aside from the right to a trial and the right to counsel, and the right to a jury, impartial fact finder, the right to presence is the most fundamental. >> if there was a moment in court today it, belonged to the parents of andrea habberman, she was
place? >> well, catherine herridge his book should be read by everybody, your colleague. she has done some really good reporting on this issue. you can make up your mind as to whether the contact with the shooter should classify him as a terrorist or domestic terrorists. but now is not the time to change the classification. because it would upset, potentially, and inject legal uncertainty. bill: that is a hard thing for these victims to understand. they are really going through a very tough time. they feel the way they feel because they think the government has now filed for them. they don't have their backs on us. >> i'm sure that the americans and the majority of americans feel exactly the same way. everyone gets that. i think there will come a time when the court-martial decides there needs to be hearings in the and they can really press this claim and apply political pressure. bill: in 2012, who knows how long this trial could be postponed. or once a gets going, how long it will last. >> that is right. reporter:. bill: you could be five years down the road from the moment that the
an explanation. of what he and his advisors knew and when they knew it. catherine herridge is live in the d.c. newsroom this evening. catherine, we are seeing a brand new email that i mentioned at the top of this newscast. that's right, shep. this latest email shows well into the night on september 11th, the white house national security staff was receiving updates that the second wave of the attack had begun with mortar strikes on the annex what we now know to be the cia outpost a mile from the consulate compound. the status reads in part quote d.s. reports the chief of mission personnel in benghazi is under attack by mortar fire. there are reports of injuries to come staff. military experts tell fox the mortar fire is literally the smoking gun piece of evidence that shows the attack was preplanned. mortar team needs distance, elevation, weather conditions and the weight of the shell to calculate the angle for a direct hit and aerial imagery is typically used to identify the target and launch site where metal plates are bolted into the ground from which this that mortar is fired, shep. >>
-- catherine herridge is in the d.c. newsroom tonight. >> security video taken by cameras like this one you see here at the consulate also shows there was no demonstration when the attack unfolded at approximately 9:35 p.m. the surveillance video was character rised to fox news is quote limited, grainy and in places hard to make out. footage from the gates show men in profile and efforts are ongoing to match the faces to known i didn't -- jihadists. they are constantly frustrated with the lack of access. >> i would like this committee to have the 50 minute tape before the press has it quite frankly, we should have had it today to see it. >> fox news understands con -- there is dramatic video of the. >> shepard: catherine you have new information about the attack and the evacuation? >> on the evacuation, an intelligence source on the ground in libya tells fox, quote: the communications were a mess. this is an aerial photo showing the relationship between the consulate in the upper left and the annex on the left. security had left their post in advance of the attack and as we first reported six
on the american consulate, killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. fox's catherine herridge has that story. >> there was no protest and cameras reveal that and the state department, the fbi and others have that video. >> reporter: the top state department official who testified before the house government oversight committee confirmed that he told lawmakers a day after this attack on the benghazi consulate he believed it was terrorism. >> i also believed that it was because of the nature of it and the fallity of it that it was a complex attack. >> reporter: ambassador stanley staunchly attacked ambassador susan wright insisting it was a demonstration prompted by a youtube video for an anti-islam film that spun out of control. >> if any administration official including any career official were on television on sunday september 16th , they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> reporter: that position challenged repeatedly by a republican who just returned from the region. >> when i was in lybia good part of the day, never once did a person e mention a video, never. >>
information. thatening you so much for giving that insight. the catherine herridge, reporter from washington. >> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is going to be facing off for their first presidential debate. for undecided voters style might matter over substance. how a candidate might say something may have more impact than what he says. what does mitt romney need to say to get an edge with some of the voters. he prepared john mccain four years and ago and also worked with mitt romney. brett welcome to the show. it's to have you here. [ applause ] what would you say mitt romney has to do more than anything else in order to go into that debate and come out the winner? >> at the top of the list has to be governor romney has to tie the poor economic conditions we find ourselves in right now to the failure of the president's policies. he has to be able to litigate and make the case that the policies the president has put forward have caused the economy to continue to go down. folks believe the economy is bad right now but what they don't actually believe is it is the presid
. but we begin wh chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge on what went down today just behind me on capitol hill. good evening. laeresodwhr pren lil aahr security decisions on the ground in libya and assertions by the administration. >> there was no protest. ot hth veeparent, f.b he s dtm fi wti be usventversight committee confirmed he told lawmakers a day after this attack on the benghazi consulate that he believed it was terrorism. >> i belie it was the ne lthy i was complex attack. >> ambassador kennedy defended ambassador susan rice who five days after the attack made rounds on sunday talk shows as it was a demonstration, prompted by a youtube video for anti-islam film that sn f of t ininyeeffl, on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> challenged repeatedly by a republican who returned from the region. i was in libya and nobody mentiod a video. >> in the yeareading up to the attack, ied attack on the consulate in june, lawmakers reoldhaplou colmen re >>conoelnm for security, intelligence and law enforcement help to identify
department staffer. catherine herridge is live in washington. catherine, tell us more what he learned yesterday. >> reporter: thank you, allison and good morning. lawmakers are questioning whether the president's political agenda drove to security situation on the ground that led to the death of four americans. i would note the seals were not there to protect the ambassador. they were there to on a separate mission. as fox reported there was no demonstration at the consulate in benghazi fanned youtube video was not the reason for. that point was made abundantly clear at hearing. >> there were no protest. state department and others have that video. speaking of video, the one in california made by an individual out there for a period of time also clearly had no direct effect on this attack. >> when i was in libya, a good part of the day, never once did a person ever mention a video. never. >> reporter: these these newt documents at hearing and four hours of testimony showed a pattern of significant threats at benghazi. lawmakers were told that the mission in libya didn't meet specific
. fox news's catherine herridge is following the story in washington. catherine? >> reporter: thank you, melissa. fox news was told the suspect in custody, ali ani al-harzi was a several suspects interviewed by fbi and intelligence community in connection with benghazi attacks. he also believed to fought in al qaeda in iraq also known as aqi. what we're being told the links between benghazi and aqi at this point are described as limited in the investigation but it is part of the broader jihadist stew which has emerged after the arab spring. separately the head of the house intelligence committee tells fox that he believes a second attack on the u.s. embassy in tunisia on september 14th, was the work of ansar al-sharia, the same islamist group blamed for benghazi. the u.s. embassy in tunisia was ransacked, windows smashed, rocks thrown and fires lit. also the american school in tunisia was targeted. >> same organization. might not have been the same people involved but same organization. clearly they decided to try to take advantage of the momentum of 9/11. clearly that was their case. a
the beginning, catherine herridge has the very latest live in washington now. catherine? >> reporter: megyn, thank you. an interview with the head of the house intelligence committee, fox news was told the administration's leaking of intelligence to defend its position on benghazi was damaging to national security, and at the very least it was emboldening the enemy. >> now we have an intelligence and national security issue of epic proportions here. we had a successful attack by what we believe is an al-qaeda or al-qaeda affiliate, and we have no way forward here to try to hold them accountable. >> reporter: as you mentioned greg talcott reporting from benghazi says a credible eyewitness heard a mob chanting blood thirsty slogans less like a demonstration and more like a warm-up to battle. fox news has new information about the level of planning by the terrorists including blocking teams and then the secondary target, the annex, kill or capture teams and what was described to us as a reserve team to deal with supplemental forces if they were sent in response. >> there's also information tha
that killed four americans. our chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been investigating this story since it happened and is live in washington. >> reporter: thank you and good morning. two military sources tell fox news that the attack on benghazi could have been preempted, moment to drive the western presence from benghazi. they are capitalizing on the proceed tpeuf ration of weapons after the fall of moammar qaddafi. this attack on the u.s. consulate june 6th with an ied planted in the ledge of the perimeter wall is described to fox as a probing attack to measure the u.s. response. this incident coupled with attacks on the international red cross and this rpg attack on the british ambassador in benghazi also in june suggests a pattern to drive western influence from that city, part of the broader effort by the al-qaida affiliate and ansar al sharia to establish in libya. >> the policies of leading from behind are now compounded by the policies of leading from afar which goes right to your point of pushing the cia and other people out of their areas so there can be sang
news alert. what president obama knew and when. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge on that. she's live in washington. what are we learning about these briefings? two days after the attack, which would put it right around september 13? >> that's right. the primary centers and includes individuals, those who had participated in the attacks, there were a series of al qaeda training camps. just out of benghazi. it was described as a hotbed for al sharia. there was no mention of a demonstration or emphasis on the anti-islam video is prompting the attack. the chairman says that the administration's public statements are problematic. >> there seem to be inconsistencies in the information. the stories that were being told to congress on us, but they are so certain that this is what is happening, that is what is so concerning and why we need to get to the bottom of it. >> ntc refers back to the point that intelligence statements have evolved over time. bill: was the cia director on the same page as the fbi? and also, on the same page as the national counterterrorism center?
. it was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge joins us live in washington. we know you've bati t r h oni t cma s ste dartmen in that late-day briefing to reporters made his position known drawing a sharp distinction from the white house narrative that was a demonstration that spun out of control. >> they hd a broad news confenceveheho thtevnar department's position, i repeat, never been the state department's position that in fact this assault was part of a row actio reaction to a s croray numous tnes ast-bwers. >> reporter: committee members told this morning in opening statements that there was a preoccupation in washington with reducing the number of american security personnel at the consulate and rlacing them with libyan guards, that there was a rusho move towards a durenc aer a sies ttacheai sainnemptt british ambassador. >> the secretary bombing was an improvised explosive device that was placed on the northgate breaching the wall. it was a test by tstnd ucnd w dn'tspul adequately. >>eporter: fox was first to report on september 17th ba
.s. ambassador and three other americans. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has all of the details from washington. catherine? >> reporter: well, thank you. in this letter to secretary of state clinton, the house oversight committee alleging 12 incidents that deteriorating security situation before that consulate attack. the reported incidents include a libyan security force so afraid for its own safety that family members urged the guards to quit in the weeks leading up to the murder of four americans. also threats posted on facebook specifically targeting ambassador stevens. the letter reads in part, quote: >> reporter: the short time ago, the state department responding. >> i think it's fair to say that we are still working through what we have in this building in terms of documentation, in terms of information about what we knew, who knew it, when they knew it, and that's part of the process that we have to go through. >> reporter: separately, fox news has obtained letters that shows the state department refused to get involved in a dispute between the security l
begged for security increases but were refused. here is catherine herridge. >> how secure was the consulate in benghazi before the assault on 9/11? republicans in a letter to secretary of state hillary clinton ad 12 incidents that show security was unstable, unraveling and pleas for help were rejected. the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi. the mission in libya, however, was denied the resources by officials in washington. >> what we saw was a pattern that made us question whether or not there was ever enough security and whether or not they heeded the warnings. >> committee chairman darrell issa is drawing attention to the r.p.g. attack in benghazi on june 11. >> the most disturbing was absolute attempt to assassinate the british ambassador that could have succeeded and obviously cast real questions on whether our ambassador was properly protected. >> briefing the state department spokesperson said secretary clinton would respond to the oversight committee today. adding -- >> yoit's fair to say we're still working through what
correspondent catherine herridge has the latest from washington. >> fox news learned that there is now significant evidence of former guantanamo detainee sufyan bin qumu that personally trained some of the operatives in the benghazi consulate september 11. the initial claim it was not premeditated and thrown together in a single day in response to the cairo demonstration in video continues to unravel. >> it was certainly before the tate of that event. they had kill and capture teams and they had other information. >> rogers the chairman of the house intelligence committee said in the month before the attack, the al-qaeda affiliate joined forces with other islamists. >> we do know that over the course of time they had been looking for western targets. so al-qaeda in the madrab looking for the western targets. >> more than three weeks after the attack, consulate in benghazi is still not secure. according to a "washington post" reporter on the ground, sensitive documents including the ambassador's itinerary, personnel files and records outlining experts for random loose weapons can be fou
begin with chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge on what went down today just behind me on capitol hill. good evening. >> thank you, bret. lawmakers question today whether the president political agenda throw security decisions on the ground in libya and assertions by the administration. >> there was no protest. the state department, f.b.i. a others have that video. >> the top state department official who testified before house government oversight committee confirmed he told lawmakers a day after this attack on the benghazi consulate that he believed it was terrorism. >> i believe it was the nature of it. leathtlethality of it, it was complex attack. >> ambassador kennedy defended ambassador susan rice who fiv ae rounds on sunday talk shows as it was a demonstration, prompted by a youtube video for anti-islam film that spun out of control. >> if any of the administration officials including any career official, were on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> challenged repeatedly by a republican who returned from the regio
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